Balanced play leads to big Pacer win over Trinity Lutheran, 59-30


The Switzerland County Pacers varsity basketball team traveled to Trinity Lutheran in Seymour on Friday night and brought home a win by a final score of 59-30.

Coach David Todd has been experimenting with his starting lineup early in the season due to his deep bench, and on Friday night the starters for Switzerland County were: Mat Deaton, Chancey May, Josh Snow, Travis Webster, and B.J. Shelton.

Scoring for the Switzerland County Pacers first was Josh Snow with a nice assist from Travis Webster. Mat Deaton then hit two freethrows and B.J. Shelton added two points to the score making it 6-0.

The Pacers held the Cougars scoreless for the first three minutes of the quarter. The Cougars then got a chance at a couple of foul shots and made one of two.

Switzerland County then came back with a two point shot from Chancey May. That brought the score 8-1. With about four minutes to go the Cougars scored on a three point shot — but that was the last time Trinity Lutheran would score in the first quarter.

Pacers Zach Getz and Chancey May both added to the score and helped finish out the quarter with Switzerland County on top by a 15-4 count.

The second quarter started off with the Cougars scoring first on a foul shot.

Pacer Jordan Pavy then had a turn at the foul line and hit one of his two shots. The Pacers were now in the lead by a score of 16-7.

T.J. Sefton then hit a nice three-pointer and Jordan Pavy added a shot for two.

About half way into the quarter Josh Snow and Travis Webster each added two points of their own.

The Cougars then added another foul shot giving the Pacers a 25-8 lead. The Cougars then added two more points and the Pacers countered back with a three-pointer from T.J. Sefton.

The Cougars went on to score a couple more baskets in the last minute of the quarter. The period ended with a close scoring of 13-12 in the Pacers favor — but the half ended with the Pacers in front by a score of 28-16.

Switzerland County came back strong in the third quarter and outscored the Cougars 14-4. First couple of minutes of the third quarter was scoreless, but then Travis Webster started the scoring off with eight straight points — starting with nice three point shot, then adding a two-pointer; and finally back again for another three.

All Trinity Lutheran could manage during the run was a lone freethrow, and Travis Webster’s outburst had the score now at 36-17.

The Cougars then went to the foul line and scored a pair, Switzerland County then came back, as B.J. Shelton and Ben Hickman each scored a basket.

With less than a minute left T.J. Sefton stole the ball and was fouled. He made his two shots at the foul line. A Cougar player then went to the freethrow line for two foul shots, but only made one — ending the quarter with a score of 42-20. The only points scored for the Cougars during the third quarter were foul shots.

The fourth quarter was a repeat of the third, with all points by the Cougars being at their foul line.

The Pacers outscored the Cougars 17-10 in the fourth quarter, and the game ended with a score 59-30 in favor of the Pacers.

Scorers for Switzerland County were: Travis Webster 12; T.J. Sefton eight; Chancey May seven; and Josh Snow, Ben Hickman, and Jordan Pavy each scored six points. B.J. Shelton and Zach Getz had four. Aaron Moore, Kyle Green and Matt Deaton each chipped in two. Chancey May also had seven defensive rebounds; while Ben Hickman and Travis Webster each had three defensive rebounds.


The junior varsity Pacers also came home with a victory from Trinity Lutheran Friday night.

The boys finished the game with a score 40-12. Michael Haas led the Pacers with three three-pointers. Bryan Levell added seven points; Kyle Green had five; and Ryan Peters and Cliff Meyer each scored four points. Jordan Pavy added three points; and Brandon Otter, Aaron Moore, Devon Armstrong and Jim Abbott all chipped in two points each.

— Debi Sefton